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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 9, 1920)
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PLATTSMOUTH, KEBRASKA. MONDAY, FEBRUARY ?, 1920,
MOVE ON OMA
SUPT. N. C. ALLEN CONDUCTING
SPECIAL SAFETY DRIVE
TO LOWER ACCIDENT RECORD
It is Hoped to Surpass Splendid Rec
ord Made in October in the
. Big Western Drive.
From Friday's Dally.
Each year the value of education
campaign made by the western rail
roads in the interest of the safety
first movement has been shown in
the lessening of the number of ac
cidents to railroad employes and in
mis respect the Burlington system
has been cne of the leading railroads
of the nation.
Last October the railroads cf the
west under the direction of the fed
eral regional director conducted a
strenuous campaign with the result
that the numbei of accidents cn the
Burlington line3 west of the Missis
sippi was very small and the road
came second in the list of the rail
roads in the nation in carrying out
the practical teachings of safety
To still further increase the ef
ficiency of the Burlington in this
line Superintendent N. C. Allen of
the Omaha division has inaugurat
ed a special campaign for the
month of February and .as a .result
of that campaign 50 far there has
sot" been a single accident recorded
on the Omaha division and it is hop
ed to hold the record at this high
figure. In these movements an ac
cident that causes the individual to
be off from duty three days is check
ed against the divisional record and
for the first six days a splendid rec
ord has been made.
The campaign is opening up in
good shape and today Frank B.
Thomas of Chicago, of the safety
first bureau of the Burlington, was
in the city and held a noon day
meeting at the Burlington shops in
this city, addressing the employes of
the freight car repair department as
well as the foremen of the other de
partments of the shops and giving
out the message of "safety first."
Mr. Thomas is one of the veterans
in the elimination of the accidents
among the railroad employes and his
ably conducted campaign and lec
tures along this linehave been ma
terial factors in the reduction of the
number of accidents from the small
carelessnets which so often was the
cause of injury. Through the lec
tures of Mr. Thomas and his aides as.
well as the extensive use of moving
pictures and literature the safety
first cause has made great progress
and is to be continued until the min
or accidents that can be avoided are
entirely done away with on the Bur
lington at least. t
SURPRISE GIVEN TO
Neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Louis H.
Heil Gave Them Remember
ance on Eve of Departure
From Friday' Daily.
The beautiful country home of
Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Heil, west of
Mynard, was the scene of a most
delightful surprise party a few even
ings ago when their friends and
neighbors gathered to tender them a
real farewell as they are soon to re
move to Omaha to make their home
in that city. As the evening pro
gressed delicious refreshments were
served to add to the pleasures of the
occasion and the members of the
party proceeded to do ample Justice
to the store of good things pre
pared by the surprisers. Mr. and
Mrs. Heil were presented with a
beautiful piece of silver by the mem
bers of the party as a token of love
and esteem for them: Those who
were present were Messrs. and Mes
dames P. A. Hild, William A. Hell,
Charles Mutz, W. H. Wehrbein, L.
G. Meisinger and daughter, Ellen
Nora, John Rohrdanz, Earl Terry
berry, E. J. Meisinger, P. A. Horn.
Will Becker, Ben Speck, Misses Lu
cille Urish, Helen Heil, Anna Heil.
Elizabeth Bergman. Vera Rohrdanz,
Marie Horn, Fay. Gregory, Florence
Terryberry, Marie Otterstein, Min
nie Otterstein. Anna Otterstein," Hel
en Otterstein, Sophia Kraeger,
Frieda Wohlfarth, Messrs William
P. Kraeger, Edward G. Meisinger
Fred Terryberry Fred Terryberry
Jr., Guy Heil, Jess Tower, Floyd
Becker, Herman Otterstein, Jess
Terryberry, John Bergman, Jr., Ot
to Wohlfarth, Herbert Rohrdanz
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Heil.
WINS ST. PAUL FIGHT
Louisville Boxer Trims Up Farmer
Lodge in Fast Six Round Bout
at Minnesota Carnival.
From Friday's Dally.
Andy Schmader, the heavyweight
championof the navy, returned to
his home at Louisville Monday after
a fast boxing exhibition at St. Paul
Minnesota, where he was pitted
against "Rarmer" Lodge, one of the
fast heavyweights of the northwest.
In speaking of the bout the St. Paul
Pioneer-Express has the following:
"Lodge, as he has previously stat
ed got away toflying start when he
floored the naval champion in the
first round. He outweighed his
opponent by o pouuds. their re
spective weight being announced at
230 and 175.
"The second round also went to
Lodge. Schmader devoting that ses
sion to further sizing up the giant
tinsmith. From then on Schmader
carried the fight to the farmer, win
ning the third and fourth handily.
resting in the fifth (or an even
round and resuming his pummeling
in the final session.
"Lodge got a bad cut over his left
eye in the third round and suffered
further disfiguring wallops as the
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE
JOINED IN WEDLOCK
Miss Grace Hunter of This City
United in Marriage Last Even
ing to Mr. Roy McCarthy
From Friaay'a Dally.
A very pretty and quiet home
wedding occurred last evening at
8:30 at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. James R. Hunter in the south
portion, of the city, when their
daughter. Miss Grace, was united in
the bonds of holy wedlock to Mr.
Roy McCarthy of Chillicothe, Mo.
The wedding was very simple, the
bridal couple being unattended and
only the immediate relatives of the
bride being present to witness the
ceremony. Rev. A. V. Hunter, pastor
of the First Methodist church, read
the marriage lines In a very impres
sive manner, the beautiful ritualistic
service of the Methodist Episcopal
church being used in the uniting of
the lives of these two very estima
ble young people.
Following the marriage service
the members of the party were in
vited to the dining room where a
very delicious wedding dinner , had
been prepared and was thoroughly
enjoyed by the members of the par
ty. The bride is well known in this
city where she has spend her life
time and has a host of warm friends
who will learn of her marriage with
the greatest of pleasure and extend
to her their best wishes for many
years of happiness and Joy in the
future. The groom is a very esti
mable young man who has for the
past several months been engaged
in working in this city as a member
of the force .engaged in work on the
Burlington bridge over the Platte
river north of this city and who dur
ing his stay here has been very for
tunate in winning the charming
bride who will share his home with
him in the future. Mr. and Mrs.
McCarthy will continue to make this
city their home at least for the pres
Those from out of the city to at
tend the ceremony were Mrs. George
Copeland of Cheyenne, Wyo.. sister
of Mrs. J. R. Huntr and J. C. Sim
mons of Omaha.
MISS FAY OLD
HOME LAST EVE
PASSES AWAY AT 6 O'CLOCK AF
TER AN ILLNESS OF LITTLE
OVER ONE WEEK.
SECOND OF HOUSEHOLD TO DIE
Death Comes as Crushing Blow to
Aged Mother and Sister Who
Are Now Left Alone.
From Thursday's Dally.
Twice within the week the death
messenger has called at the H. L.
Oldham home at Murray and sum
moned two of the household to the
sleep that knows no awakening in
this mortal sphere of man. The
death of Fred Condon, who has been
making his home with the Oldham
family for several years occurred on
Tuesday and last evening while the
shades of night were slo4jy falling
over the lowering winter landscape,
the fpirit of Miss Fay Oldham, the
youngest daughter of Mrs. H. L.
Oldham, was called home to the long
For 4he past week the condition
of Miss Oldham has been the cause
or tne greatest or apprehension as t
her strength has failed under the
burden laid upon it by the advances
of the attack of pneumonia, but the
mother and sister as well as the at
tending physicians have hoped that
it might be possible to save the life
of this splendid young woman who
was in the full fliidti nf Vior lifcHmn '
but despite the tender care and mfn-j
istrations she was called home, leav
ing the mother and sister to share
the bitter grief which only the heal
ing touch of time can ease.
During her lifetime the deceased
had won a host of friends by her
pleasing personality and her pure
Christian life which will live after
her as an inspiration and a hope to
those she leaves behind.
Fay Oldham was born at Murray
thirty-five years ago and has made
her home in that community since
that time, her daily life being an
nspiration to those with whom she
was associated and these friends
will' miss their loved one who has
so suddenly been taken from them.
The funeral services will be held
at the home at Murray at 2 o'clock
Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev.
H. G. McCluskey, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church of this city and
the body will be tomught to Platts-
mouth to be laid to rest in the fam
ily lot in Oak Hill cemetery.
In their grief the mother and
sister. Miss Pauline Oldham, will
have tlie deepest sympathy of the
many old friends who share with
them the sorrow that the death of
their loved one has occasioned.
FORMER HOME GUARDS
CAN PURCHASE RIFLES
Board of County Commissioners De
cides to Allow Ex-Members
to Secure Equipment.
From Friday's Daily.
The board of county commission
ers at their closing session yesterday
decided to allow the former mem
bers of Co. A home . guards of
Plattsmouth and the members of the
company at Murray an opportunity
of purchasing the rifles with which
they were armed during their exist
ence as a part of the national de
fense sj-stem from June, 1918, to
April. 1919. These rifles were se
cured by the county for the use of
the men who had organized for the.ance were: Alice and Dorothy Ma-
protection of the interests of the
government and the homes duringv isa Albert, Helen Price, Helen Kou
the absence of the millions of otht" ; bek. Ruth and elen Warga. Max-
fighting Americans overseas and in
the training camps and during the
time the companies were equipped
with rifles they reached a very high
state of efficiency In their use.
The rifles are In first class shape
and will be disposed of to the mem
bers of the home guards for $S each
which makes a very low figure and
gives the members of the company
an opportunity of securing the
weapons with which they were arm
ed during their term of service.
There were 1Z of these rifles issued
, to the company in this city and in
the neighborhood of IT. at Murray.
The rifles that were in use by the
Mattsmouth company may be secur
ed at the court house where. Hans
Stivers has charge of the ordnance
department and ni Murray the rifles
will be on sale fct the Murray State
bank. The Lome puards will be giv
en first chance at the rifles and if
thev are not disr, sed of bv Anril the
county board wl,!.tak stp3 to have
mem aispuseu ui in me oesi possioie
way to secure fcr the county a por
tion of the rr.';:iev exDcnded on
SELECTS NAMES FOR
JURY DUTY IN COUNTY
County Comaisr loners Pick Names
from Which Jury Panel is
to be Selected.
Prom Friday's Daily.
The board of county commission
ers adjourned yesterday afternoon to
meet again on the first Tuesday in
March, and one of the last acts of
their session wa? the selecting cl
the names for the jury panel in
March. The nar.:es will be tur-ed
over to the clerk cf the district
court who. with the sheriff, will
select the jurymen. The men from
whom the Jury list will be drawn
West Rock Bluffs James Hall,
James Hatchett. James Drown.
East Rock Bluffs Albert Wheels
er, Frank Lillie.
Eight Mile Grave H. Camer, If.
H. Harger. Edward Heil.
Iilattsmouth Precinct Monte
, ' '
Hrnr- . Nolting. Albert
J Plattsmouth 1st Ward Henry
I Goos, John Claus.
Second Ward Charles Warner,
Third Ward Will Oliver, John
Bajeck, Henry Jess. Frank McCar
thy. Fourth Ward H
Otto Luschinsky. H.
r ifth Ward Ed
Maurer. A ibert
Tipton Ed Dorr, Will
Weeping Water Precinct Ralph
L. Keckler, Carl Jepson.
Stove Creek It. E. Stokes
Stark. Kard Sudmann.
Elmwood O. G. McDonald,
Marshall, George Rickley.
Salt Creek R. D. McDonald
C. Maston, John Sayles.
South Bend E. O. Craig. A. H
Greenwood Ed Mockenhaupt,
Weeping Water City First Ward
R. D. McNurlin.
Second Ward E. C. Giberson.
Third Ward W. L. Hobson.
Liberty Herman Riecke, Elmer
Chapman, Harry Frans.
Avoca George Peters, J. S.
Nehawka James Pollard, W. A.
Ost. Charles Herhner.
Center Charles Murphy, George
. Louisville W." H. Heil, Charles
Vanscoye, C. E. Noyes.
Mt. Pleasant II. F. Engelkemei
er. H. J. Thiele, C. H. Spohn.
From Thursdays Daib
A number of the little friends of
Germaine Mason gathered at her
home on Tuesday afternoon to assist
her in the observance of the seventh
birthday anniversary. During the
afternoon the little oiks enjoyed
the games of childhood and much
pleasure was found In these. Dainty
refreshments of ice cream and cake
were served during the afternoon
which added to the delights of the
little ones present. Those in attend-
son, Joyce Sattler. Jean Fitch, Lou-
ine Dutton, Mary and Eleanor Swa
tek, Corrine Turner, Georgia Mer-
ritt, ICorma and Belva Lynch, Isa
bell Marshall, Margie Anr, Doro-i
thy Sattler, Ralph Mason, Donald
Dutton. Mrs. J. P. Sattler and Mrs.
Read the JournaL
SLEET AND ICE
TH . WIRES
LINES OF NEBR. GAS'S ELECTRIC
COMPANY OVER CITY ARE
PUT ON THE BLINK.
MAIN ST. SERVICE RESUMED
Through Strenuous Efforts of Man
agement During Night to Re
pair Broken Circuits.
Frun Thursday's Daily.
Following the sleet of Tuesday
and the rain last night which turn
ed the lines of the electric light
company into strings of . ice. the
service of the company was badly de
moralized this morning and it was
by only the greatest effort that the
Main street lines were put back into
commission at an early Hour this
The storm was the worst of its
kind that has been experienced in
this city in a number of years and
the wires weighed down by the ice
and sleet broke under the weight
and made service impossible over the
3ity during the night. This morn
ing Manager Kuykendall and his
force of workmen were kept busy
laboring in an effort to have the
service back to something like nor
may by night, but the extent of the
damage to the lines is so great that
it will be hard to have all the lines
back in operation alihough every
effort to accomplish this is being
The high power line from Omaha
"0 this city was put out of commis
sion during the night with a break
west of Plattsmouth and this morn-
ng the local plant was called uponithat the-v BO wel1 deserve.
to supply ten of the neighboring)
towns with the juice that was neces
sary to produce light and power.
Almost every section of the city
las lines down that will require a
jreat deal of labor to repair and it
will be several days before the con
ditions are once more normal de-
pite the energetic efforts made to
out the lines back into shape.
The telephone lines seem to have
fared better than the electric lines
in this city as regards breakage and
no trouble in this line was report
ed. The warming weather has had
a tendency to melt the ice on the
wires and relieves the strain under
o-hh ty,o uir: Tinv hppn nnt for I
the past few days.
MET LAST NIGHT
Aubrey Euxbury Elected Post Com
mander to Fill Vacancy Mem
bers Enjoyed Session.
From Saturday's Dally.
Last evennig the members of Hugh
J. Kearns Post No. 56, American
Legion, enjoyed a very pleasant time
at their session at the Modern Wood
men hall and the meeting was at
tended bv a very pleasing crowd of
the former service men.
Plans for the observance of Wash
ington's birthday were discussed by
the members as it is on this occasion
that. the distribution of the certifi
cates .of honor issued to the families
of the holdiers and sailors who were
killed or died in the war will be
made. These certificates are sent
out by the government of France to
the families of those who fell in the
great war as a recognition of the sac
rifices they had made for their own
country and for the great republU
across the sea.
The United States war department
has arranged with the American
Legion to handle the distribution of
these certificates and they will be
distributed on the 22nd of February
at the meeting which is to be an
The post was also called upon to
fill the position of post commander.
owing to the resignation of the act
ing commander and for this position
It was decided to elect Aubrey Dux
bury, one of the active members of
the post and who has had a leading
part in the organization of the
The poet has a new entertafnmen
committee which is to get busy at
once and prepare plans for the so
cial meeting of the month which
will give the members and their
friends an opportunity -of enjoying
a pleasant evening together.
SECURES MARRIAGE LICENSE
from Thursday's Dally.
This morning' marriage license
was'issued in county, court to Mr.
Rcy McCarthy and Mies Grace Hunt
er, both cf this city. The young peo
ple are to be married tomorrow at
the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. Hunter in the south
portion cf the city.
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE
JOINED IN WEDLOCK
Two Former Plattsmouth Young La
dies Married at Omaha and
Holdrege in Past Week.
From Thursday' Dally.
Announcements have been received
by the Journal of the marriage of
two former Plattsmouth young la
dies.Mrs. Gladys Richardson and Miss
"The marriage of Mrs. Richardson
and Mr. Charles J. Putbues, of Om
aha, was celebrated in the metropolis
on Thursday of last w;eek while the
wedding of Miss Vroman and Mr.
Galen Straley, of Lone Tree, North
Dakota, occurred at Holdrege, Ne
braska, on February 2nd.
The brides are both daughters of
Mrs. Adam Fricke, of Funk, Nebras
ka, and were born and reared in
Plattsmouth, where they made their
home up to a few months ago.' and
have since been making their home
with their mother at Funk.
The many friends of the ladies In
this community will learn with
P'easure 01. lueir marriase B,1U iruBl
inai iae ma uavt: atl lue "ti"
Senior Endeavors of Presbyterian
Church Entertain Members of
From Thursday's Dallv.
The parlors of the Presbyterian
chu,rch were the scene of a very en
joyable social gathering last even
ing when the senior section of the
Christian Endeavor society enter-
talned in honor of the intermediates
of the society and the occasion was
one of the rarest enjoyment to all
members of the party.
The evening was spent in play
ing games of all kinds at which the
greatest of pleasure was derived by
the members of the party.
At a suitable hour the committee
in charge of the entertainment serv
ed very dainty and enjoyable re
freshments which aided in making
the evening one of genuine pleasure
to all, the participants and it was
the wish of all at the close of the
jollity that many more such pleas
urable events might be enjoyed In
Helping Business Houses
Business houses, large and small, can always
make profitable use of our Commercial Depart
ment. Our efforts in advancing the interests of
growing concerns through extending credit and
by well timed advice, have been unusually suc
We seek new business on our record.
First National Bank
"The Bank Where YouFeel at Home"
VERY BUSY SESSION
Take Up Number of Matters at Their
Meeting This Week Relative
to County Easiness.
From Thvsday's Dally.
The board of county commission
ers at their session this week have
had a number of matters of import
ance demanding their attention rela
tive to the awarding of various con
tracts for the business of the coun
ty and several minor matters that
came before them.
A petition was received signed by
Aaron Frauth and others from near
Manley in regard to on overhead
crossing over the Missouri Facifio
south of Manley and the board in
structed the county attorney to look
nto the matter and Investigate it
with a view of giving the petition
ers relief from the present condition
Bids for the work of county phy
sician in the various districts were
read, districts No. 4 and 5 having no
bids offered and the following were
awarded the contracts in the dis
tricts: District No. 1. Dr. J. B. Martin.
District No. 2, Dr. J. F. Brendel.
District No. 3. Dr. J. W. Brendel.
District No. 6. Dr. G. G. Dourlass.
The contract for the burial of the
pauper dead was awarded to John 1.
In the awarding of the contract
for the printing of the commission
ers' proceedings, road notices, notices
for bids and various county notices
the Eagle Beacon was awarded the
contract for the ensuing year.
WAS CONSIDERABLY WORRIED
From .Thursday's Dally.
r 'Superintendent J. H. Tarns of the
county farm, who was going to Om
aha yesterday afternoon spent sev
eral anxious moment at the Bur
lington station Just prior to the ar
rival of the northbound train. Mr.
Tams arrived at the station a few
minutes before train time and
reaching into the pocket where he
usually carried his pocket book
made the startling discovery that it
was gone. In the next few seconds
a hurried search was made over his
person but the pocket book was not
to be found and the superintendent
was Just about to proceed up town
to secure a fresh supply of Uncle
; Sam's bright and attractive paper
bills when he reached into his over
coat pocket and found the missing
coin carrier and it is unnecessary to
say that a mighty load was taken
off the mind of our efficient farm
superintendent and it was with smil
ing face that he handed over the CS
cents for the ticket that used to cost
38 "befo' de wa"
FRANK KOZAK INJURED
From Friday's Dallv.
This morning Frank" Kozak, one
of the employes in the Eurlington
freight car repair department, was
injured by the overturning of a
dump car on which he was working
and as the result of the accident
sustained a badly bruised leg and
knee but fortunately no bones were
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